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    ONE-ON-ONE BUSINESS MENTORING: SCORE Las Vegas provides free confidential personal business counseling from experienced corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and professional members of our dedicated team. Most of our clients are thinking about launching their own businesses or are already in business. Some need focused counseling on a single subject such as marketing, while others are seeking a comprehensive review about all aspects of their proposed business venture. Some clients need just a single consulting session – others may return many times, usually after having conducted research relevant to the business venture. In either case we are happy to mentor and help define and analyze your opportunities and assist you in finding a solution. If you are interested in meeting with a mentor, please go to scorelv.org or call 702-388-6104 for a free face-to-face appointment.


    BUSINESS SEMINARS:  SCORE Las Vegas also offers a diverse array of different seminars for the new and existing business owner, operator or employee. Workshops are taught by subject matter experts within the Score counselor and partner team. For the upcoming seminar schedule, please go to scorelv.org  or call 702-388-6104.

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  • Nevada Microenterprises

    The purpose of NMI's primary programs is to engender individual economic self-sufficiency through fostering and supporting the development of microenterprises.

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  • The Nevada Small Business Development Center

    The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide resource for people looking to start or grow a business. Services include an assessment process (for start-ups), one-on-one business counseling at all stages, affordable training, writing a business plan, and access to specialty assistance such as retail site analysis, energy efficiency planning, government contracting, demographic research and more.

    Our Stella Lake office is financially and programmatically supported by the City of Las Vegas, and our occupancy is supported by the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce. Outreach efforts through this location are collaborative and strategic so that together we may impact economic development through the creation and sustainability of local small businesses. Our popular training program, NxLeveL for Micro-entrepreneurs, continues to be an invaluable classroom experience for new and existing business owners.

    In the southern part of our State, the Nevada SBDC is also present at, and partially funded by, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the City of Henderson. Rural locations include Laughlin and Pahrump. For more details on how we can help you, please visit our website at www.NevadaSBDC.org.

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  • SBA

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

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  • Workforce Connections’ LABS Program for Business Owners

    The Workforce Connections’ LABS (Layoff Aversion Business Services) Program is committed to helping small-to-mid-size businesses grow and contribute to Southern Nevada’s economic development.
    Our business consultants coordinate and leverage federal and commercial resources to equip business owners and medical professionals with the knowledge, training and tools to make informed decisions and create efficient work organizations.
    Analysis and consultation services are provided at no-cost to qualified business owners and medical professionals as part of a regional strategy to stabilize Southern Nevada’s businesses, expand and the workforce, promote a stronger economy, and position Nevada to become more competitive globally.

    For more information, please contact Business Consultant, Kenadie Cobbin Richardson at 702.636-2364 or via email at krichardson@snvwc.org

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. TTY (800) 326-6868 or Nevada Relay 711.


  • Over a two-year period, the BOWD program will graduate 200 local small businesses (including minorities, women, other small firms, and veterans) and create/retain 250 jobs. The program will provide the resources needed to build capacity, identify working capital, create mentor relationships, locate contract opportunities, train/place job seekers, develop internal workforce, and implement marketing/sales tool for small businesses within southern Nevada.


    To implement the BOWD program, the Strategic alliance for emerging Small Business (SafeSB™) team was formed. The SafeSB™ Team will operate a Virtual BOWD Center to allow access for other local entities to support the County’s BOWD program.


    The small businesses must complete an application form and meet the program’s enrollment eligibility requirements. For more information, contact our office at (702) 724-1500 or e-mail us at melyssa@akersinc.com.

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  • Nevada Department of Business and Industry

    The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses, homeowners and consumers including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, housing retention programs, constituent services and fraud prevention and education.

    Access to Capital

    Even with all of the economic programs and government incentives for small business, it can be a challenge to access and obtain financing to properly capitalize a business.  It's difficult, especially for smaller businesses, to build credit and provide financials worthy of securing traditional business loans and lines of credit needed to grow and expand. There are two options available to entrepreneurs seeking to finance their business: borrow funds (debt equity) or sell ownership interest in exchange for capital (equity financing). Either option has advantages and disadvantages.

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  • Will it Fly?

    Avoid the cost of failure. With expert prep modules designed to speed up knowledge transfer and support users at their time of need,Willitfly.com provides a quick way to find out if you are ready to perform according to best practices for important business tasks.

  • UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research

    Housed at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, this site provides research and analysis services to clients in both business and government while analyzing the economic and demographic impact of events and policy initiatives on Nevada and its local economies.

  • State of Nevada Law Library

    Provides online access to Nevada's Revised Statutes, Administrative Code, and the Nevada Register
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development

    Loan and grant programs for rural businesses.

  • Nevada State Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program

    The Industrial Development Revenue Bond (IDRB) program is a vital component of Nevada's economic development and diversification efforts.  IDRB's are a special tax-exempt form of financing made available by the State of Nevada to finance qualified projects at interest rates substantially below comparable commercial rates.  Bonds offer flexible terms at variable and fixed interest rates. All borrowers must be credit worthy and present financially feasible business plans.

  • Rural Nevada Development Corporation

    Headquartered in Ely, Nevada, RNDC is 501(c)3 non-profit development corporation that provides business loans for start-up and expanding business in the fifteen counties of Rural Nevada as well as the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties and the twenty-seven Indian Tribes of Nevada.

  • Bureau of the Census

    Contains all types of statistical information.

  • Nevada Investors Associates

    By helping others with this thing called a "patent", they share and learn, with your ideas and their ideas, they offer privacy, testimony and witness, trust, confidentiality (don't trust anyone), respect, experience, successes and failures, and in turn the result the NIA helps this world one inventor at a time.... At times they can consider themselves a small think tank and group of pioneers, performers, doers, testers, bit twiddlers, thinkers, engineers, socializers, reporters, farmers, business owners, leaders, and denizens, etc.

  • Nevada State Data Center

    A cooperative effort of the U.S. Census Bureau and the states to improve public access to census statistics and information. The objectives of the program are twofold: to provide access to and extend the use of Census Bureau statistical resources, and to provide training and technical assistance in accessing and using the data.

  • Nevada State Demographer’s Office

    Produces the official estimates of persons living in cities,counties, and townships in the state, and forecasts county, city and township populations.

  • Nevada State Development Corporation

    The SBA 504 Loan Program provides an opportunity for business owners to purchase commercial real estate and long-term equipment at reasonable rates and terms.

  • Nevada Commission on Economic Development

    The NCED's mission is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy, enriching the quality of life for Nevada citizens by stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new businesses and facilitating community development to enable economic growth and prosperity.

  • IRS Business Tax Center

    Offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses.

  • The Biz Info Library

    The Biz Info Library contains a well organized yet vast collection of brief business articles on topics including Researching, Financing, Starting a Business, Marketing, and Managing Employees in a Business. Biz Info Library is a service from the entrepreneurial experts at the Ewing Marion KauffmanFoundation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and the James J. Hill Reference Library. Registration is free, quick, and easy.